Nactal kicks off sensitization Exercise, Assures of quality Exercise Among Mothers Across the State
The Network on Civil Society Organisations against child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour NACTAL, today kicked off a sensitization exercise across the communities in the state with an assurance of the safety of lives of children in Abia State as topmost priority.
NACTAL State Cordinator, Mrs Ezinne Okey- Uchendu stated this during a visit to the primary health care at Ojike Street Umuahia as part of the exercise.
The State Cordinator who was represented by the monitoring Officer NACTAL Umuahia, Mrs Akomah Charles Ugonna assured of the readiness of the organisation to take up any issue on child Trafficking and Abuse as well as child labour even as she urged mothers not to hesitate to report any of such cases to relevant authorities and agencies as the organization is working in synergy with NAPTIP and other Law enforcement agencies
Mrs Ugonna urged the women to look out for signs like, sudden withdrawal of a child in the family; behavioural changes among other sensitive signs in their children to know when they are being abused.
She called on mothers to always be vigilante when their children are keeping to themselves and also be more at alert when giving out their children as nannies.
A member of NACTAL, Mrs Mabel Okugo encouraged the mothers to keep up with their good works and to know that harm done to any child is no longer a family business, stressing that an injury to a child is an injury to all.
Highlights of the program was the distribution of some gift items to mothers and staff of Infant Welfare Clinic, Ojike Street; release of NACTAL & NAPTIP helpline as well as taking of group photographs.